No Child Left Behind was, and Common Core Standards is, ambiguous at best and detrimental to children in the long run. The newest buzzwords in education seem to be Common Core Standards. In fact, 45 of
Lew Hubbard taught art at William Fremd High School in Palatine, Illinois. He was undoubtedly influential to all of his students, but one in particular -- Maddy Lopez -- was inspired to create great art
After visiting dozens of high-performing schools that serve significant populations of students living in poverty and students of color (I call them "It's Being Done schools") I have come to expect certain
I am not opposed to data, and certainly not to evaluating the needs of students to help them grow. The problem, for me, is the repeated emphasis on one-size-fits-all skills and goals for our children.
Teachers are stressed out. But they're not getting much help from their districts. According to a recent survey published by Metlife, stress levels among American teachers have increased sharply, and satisfaction
By Valerie Strauss Valerie Strauss Reporter covering education, foreign affairs Email Bio Follow Yesterday I wrote a post about how public education’s biggest problem — poverty — keeps getting worse, the
By Emma Brown Emma Brown Investigative reporter Email Bio Follow Rewards and punishments embedded in the District’s controversial teacher evaluation program have shaped the school system’s workforce, both
By Valerie Strauss Valerie Strauss Reporter covering education, foreign affairs Email Bio Follow Here’s a detailed account from a teacher about the troubling experience she had giving her middle-school
Back in the good old days, when the big Chicago Public Schools fight was about increasing the length of the school day, the largely middle class parents who opposed the change -- How will we find the for
There is an epidemic in my city and probably yours too -- and I'm not too sure that the common core or any other standards are going to help: there are too many children out of school not doing much. it
Ellie Rubenstein has had enough. Upon learning that she would be involuntarily transferred to another Illinois school, the former fourth-grade teacher submitted her resignation in the form of a video.
By Jay Mathews Jay Mathews Education writer and columnist Email Bio I used to think student test score gains were a good way to rate teachers. I don’t think that any more. Grading individual teachers scores
There is a decline in cursive instruction in D.C. area schools. One of the last bastions is Catholic school education. There is a decline in cursive instruction in D.C. area schools. One of the last bastions